Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 16, 2005
Contact Sergeant Duane Beckman
Phone (951) 826-5237


Fatal Traffic Collision – Vehicle vs Child



Riverside, Ca- On October 16, 2005, at 1:53pm, 44 year-old Nathaniel Porter was pulling into his driveway in the 3700 block of Verde Street driving his 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo. Mr. Porter’s 6-year-old son was riding his bicycle in the driveway when the vehicle accelerated over the curb and struck the boy near the garage area. The vehicle then struck the side of the garage and stopped.

A witness called in the accident and the Riverside Fire and Police Departments were sent to the scene. The Paramedics treated the child at the scene for multiple traumatic injuries and then transported him to the Riverside Community Hospital. The child was pronounced deceased at the hospital as a result of his injuries.

Further details of the collision are pending and Nathaniel Porter was arrested after an initial investigation and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.

Members of the Riverside Police Department’s (M.A.I.T.) Major Accident Investigation Team responded and the collision is under investigation. Anyone with further information can contact Detective Frank Patino at (951) 826-5179.